8 Things About Late Abba Kyari You Don’t Know
Here are 8 things you President Buhari’s late chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
1- Kyari worked for the law firm Fani-Kayode and Sowemimo for some time after his return to Nigeria.
2- From 1988 to 1990, he was Editor with the New Africa Holdings Limited Kaduna.
3- In 1990, he served as a Commissioner for Forestry and Animal Resources in Borno State.
4- From 1990 to 1995, Kyari was the secretary to the board of African International Bank Limited, a subsidiary of Bank of Credit and Commerce International.
5- Kyari was an executive director in charge of management services at the United Bank for Africa, and was later appointed the chief executive officer.
6- In 2002, he was appointed a board director of Unilever Nigeria, and later served on the board of Exxon Mobil Nigeria.
7- In August 2015, Kyari was appointed Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari
8 – Kyari was married to the sister-in-law of Ibrahim Tahir, and has four children.
On March 24, 2020, it was made public that Kyari tested positive for COVID-19 on March 23, following an official trip to Germany nine days before.
It was also reported that Kyari has underlying medical conditions and was secretly flown out of the country. He later rejected these claims, and was moved from Abuja to Lagos. .
He died on Friday 17th April, 2020 as a result of the virus.
The federal government announced that he will be buried almost immediately.